Respecting the environment and maintaining the traditional architecture were the criteria when building villa Loxandra. Stone, wood and metal are the main materials used by local craftsmen in the construction, resulting in an inspiring composition and design. The wooden skeleton of the roof is tiled with old Byzantine tiles, selected by the family over several years. The Mani stone, carved from larger blocks, was carefully chosen to create a harmonious composition with the unique light of Mani. All carpentry has been carried out in the traditional local manner so producing fitments in total rapport with the customary style of building. The split-level apartments and the bungalow of the villa are tastefully decorated with antiques, wooden furnishings and earthy tones. The bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some include a living room with fireplace, iPod docking station, flat-screen TV and DVD player and a well-equipped kitchen.
Outdoors guests can relax in the sun loungers by the pool or benefit from the BBQ facilities offered on site. A playground is available for children. Free private parking is available in the premises.
Each two-story house of 135 m2 consists of 2 bedrooms to accommodate at least 4 people, 2-3 bathrooms, 2 large living areas with a desk, a balcony with traditional tiles and a large terrace under the metal pergola offering the perfect place for a siesta or dinner under the moonlight.
The feeling of elegance and hospitality are complimented by air conditioning throughout. A fully equipped traditional kitchen (+ Nespresso ΤΜ), TV and Wi-Fi connection in all rooms of the complex as well as iPod docking stations complete the sense of luxury. The single story house is 38 m2 with bedroom and bathroom.
All bathrooms are provided with the highest quality natural care products to ensure the best possible care and revitalization of the guests.
Nothing synthetic has been used in these exquisite houses; the smells and the colors are soft and earthy. The fabrics are linen cloth and cotton, the knobs iron or porcelain. The bathrooms are decorated with colorful tiles, which are typical in traditional Mani houses. Both houses are furnished with collectors’ items from around the world. Some examples are the 19th century dowry chests from Sweden, German bookcases from the Alps, Dutch paintings, and French gravures, nomad carpets from Persia and Kangxi style vases from China.
The villa on the sea, has been built within the largest olive grove in the area. There are many other beaches in very close proximity, such as Ritsa, Chalikias , Salio, Dolphins, Kalamitsi , Foneas and Neo Proastio. Mountain climbers and ramblers will find many mountain paths starting from Kardamyli, some of which actually reach the top of Taygetos, the highest mountain of the Peloponnese.
On the slopes of Taygetos are many small villages with a specific area colour and there is a mountain refuge at 1600 meters. In close proximity to Kardamyli and well worth a visit, are a number of pretty villages. Some, such as Stoupa have wonderful beaches while others like Agios Nicholaos date back to Byzantine times. Other places of interest are the small towns of Itilo and Areopolis as well as the famous caves of Diros. Kardamyli, at 38km from Kalamata, because of this history and the great beauty of the Mani landscape, it is one of the most popular destinations in the region.